Those who have used Google’s Chrome browser would be aware of the password saving feature that can be used for the browser’s Autofill feature. However, did you know that you can import or export passwords from the browser itself?
Here’s how you can enable the feature:
- Open up the Chrome browser and type in
chrome://flags/#password-import-exportinto the address bar. Upon pressing the "Enter" key, you’ll be brought to Chrome’s flags page.
- Choose the "Enable" option from the drop down Menu. Once you’ve done so, Chrome will prompt you to relaunch the browser. Click on "Relaunch Now" to restart the browser.
- Open up Chrome’s password manager by entering
chrome://settings/passwordsor by going through the "Settings" menu and clicking on the "Manage Passwords" option found in the Advanced Settings.
- To export your list of passwords, simply click on the "Export" button. A window will popup that will request you to enter your user account password. Once you’ve entered your password, a "Save" window will popup.
- The browser would automatically save your list of passwords as a plain "Text Csv" file. From there, you can import all the passwords into a password manager that supports "Csv" imports.
- For those who are looking to import passwords, just click on the "Import" button. Unlike exporting passwords, Chrome will not ask you for your user account password. Simply open the "Csv" file that contains your password and Chrome will do the rest.
One important thing to note about exporting passwords using this method is that Chrome will create a password list in plain text. Once you’re done importing the passwords to a password manager, you may want to delete the file immediately to prevent anyone from accidentally stumbling onto it.
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